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Freshmen Admissions

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You are about to graduate from high school and ready to plan for your undergraduate study. We want to make the admissions process as easy as possible for you. You can fill out an application here.   We offer various scholarships to help you pursue your dream, including those exclusively for international students as well as general UWA academic and leadership scholarships.

Application Document Submission Deadlines

Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: December 1
Summer Semester: April 1

We reserve the right of requesting all official documents at any point of the admission process. Submit your application documents to:

Meng Xu
The University of West Alabama
Admission and Enrollment Managements
Brock Hall 108, Station 4
Livingston, AL 35470
Email: xum@uwa.edu
Office: 205-652-3879

Entrance Exams

ACT: 19 or above. New SAT: 980 or above.

Please note: If it is deemed that an International Student is unable to take one of the above tests in his/her home country, the student will be required to take a placement test at UWA upon arrival to campus, provided that all other entrance requirements have been met.

English Proficiency Tests

We accept seven different types of international recognized standardized tests for English proficiency: TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC*, Cambridge,  GETC-CBT (Japan), PTE and ISE. Official test reports need to be mailed to UWA. *TOEIC is only available under prearranged agreements.

Transcripts

In addition to your application, we need a copy of your transcripts from your high school and/or each university or college you have attended.  You may email your transcript in PDF form to admitme@uwa.edu. If you are accepted to UWA, we will then need all official transcripts sent from individual institutions directly to our university by mail. 

Evaluation Reports

Foreign high schools are required to be evaluated by a service affiliated with the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES). For a listing of NACES member organizations and their contact information, please visit http://www.naces.org/members.html.

Spantran Evaluation gives a special rate to prospective UWA students at this link: SpanTran Application for the University of West Alabama

Copy of Passport

We accept an uploaded PDF copy.  The Passport must be valid with an expiration date of no less than 6 months from the start date of the term.

Bank Statement

The total expenses for the 2017-2018 school year are $28,500. We require banks statements that verify that amount. The total cost includes expenses for tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, International Student Health insurance, and most other personal expenses.

Dependent Information (if applicable)

If your spouse and/or children are coming with you, we will need a copy of all dependent passports. Only a spouse or children may be claimed as dependents. We accept uploaded PDF copies (email to xum@uwa.edu)

UWA Financial Statement Form

Download the UWA Financial Statement Form here. It must be completed by your sponsor, indicating his/her willingness to finance your education. We accept an uploaded PDF copy.